8 Fun Activates for all Seasons in Vermont

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CYCLING

Travel from village to village on two wheels along Vermont’s extensive network of lightly-trafficked scenic byways, town roads, gravel roads, and old logging trails for an ample supply of cycling routes and tours. Vermont is known for some of the best mountain biking in the nation with single track or downhill through forests and meadows, or even explore an abandoned granite quarry. Vermont’s network of publicly and privately operated trail systems provide biking opportunities for all skill levels. www.VERMONTVACATION.COM/BIKING

GOLF

Rolling terrain, abundant rainfall, and moderate summer temperatures combine to make Vermont’s golf courses challenging, lush, and enjoyable throughout the season. You can see more than sixty-seven courses on www.VERMONTVACATION.COM/GOLFING

HIKING

Two major hiking trails run along the spine of the Green Mountains. The Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail follow the same route from the state’s southern border to the Sherburne Pass, where the Appalachian Trail turns east and the Long Trail continues north, following the peaks of the Green Mountain range to the Canadian border. Also, marked foot trails and nature trails can be found at many Vermont State Parks and state and national forest areas. www.GREENMOUNTAINCLUB.ORG

CAMPING

Vermont State Parks and campgrounds offer a wide variety of camping experiences to reconnect with nature and offer a variety of well-maintained facilities and amenities. Leave no trace in the wilderness, set up camp the comforts of home. Whether you’re making camping reservations, deciding on a hike or trying to find information on each park or campground, start at the Vermont State Park finder or contact the Vermont Campground Association. Vermont also has nine Green Mountain National Forest campgrounds with more rustic sites that TS a lean-to, or camp out in an RV with all provide a close-up view of Vermont’s beautiful woodlands. www.VTSTATEPARKS.COM

WATER SPORTS AND BOATING

Recreating on the water is a fun way to spend time during the warmer months in Vermont and many lakes, ponds and other waterways permit visitors to enjoy boating of all kinds. Whether by kayak, canoe, sail, paddleboard, or motorized craft, be sure to check out Vermont State Parks to find a body of water that’s most appropriate for your desired activity. Rules and regulations apply depending on the desired waters so be sure to review Vermont boating laws. www.VERMONTVACATION.COM/WATER-SPORTS

ALPINE SKIING AND SNOWBOARDING

Vermont is home to 20 world-class ski and snowboard resorts, state of the art snowmaking, and trail grooming that provide consistent skiing conditions and an average season that extends into May at some areas. The season traditionally begins at Thanksgiving in November. For conditions updates, special programs and resort information, contact the Vermont Ski Areas Association. www.VERMONTVACATION.COM/SKI-AND-RIDE

NORDIC SKIING AND SNOWSHOEING

Nordic skiing and snowshoeing at Vermont’s more than 30 cross- country ski areas offer groomed trails, tracks and skating lanes. A growing number of these centers also maintain snowshoe trails and provide snowshoe rentals. For backcountry skiing, the 300-mile Catamount Trail runs the length of Vermont, interesting the trail systems of Several Nordic ski areas. www.VERMONTVACATION.COM/SNOWSHOEING

SNOWMOBILING

An extensive network with over 5,000 miles of well-signed, groomed snowmobile trails interconnects throughout Vermont. These trails have been constructed and maintained through the cooperative efforts of the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers, Inc. (VAST), local clubs, and the generosity of Vermont landowners. For information on what is required to snowmobile on the statewide Snowmobile Trails System contact VAST at 802-229-0005. www.VTVAST.ORG